Very briefly: Clementa Pinckney

Tucked in among other coverage of Clementa Pinckney, the Charleston SC religious and political leader cut down absurdly young in the recent massacre there, is some information about the source of his first name (pronounced like Clemente): he was named after the baseball player Roberto Clemente, who was black and Puerto Rican, a fine man as well as a fine ballplayer, and something of a genuine hero. See my appreciation in a 5/11/06 Langage Log posting on “The hispanicization of American baseball …”

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